Notable Portland: 10/4–10/10


Thursday 10/4: Poet, mediator, and speaker Yung Pueblo reads from his new collection of poetry and prose, Inward. Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7 p.m., free.

Lucy Jane Bledsoe reads from her stunning new collection, Lava Falls: Stories. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 10/5: Janice Rubin reads from  her latest book, Tin Coyote, alongside fellow writer Kate Gray, author of Carry the Sky. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 6 p.m., free.

Sy Montgomery reads from her poetic, life-affirming memoir, How to Be a Good Creature. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Emmett Wheatfall launches his latest poetry collection, As Clean as a Bone, with a live reading. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 10/6: Poet Alicia Jo Rabins celebrates the launch of her new collection, Fruit Geode, with a reading and performance of the live poetry soundtrack she has composed especially for the book on violin through electronic pedals. The reading will also feature special guest, fiction and comics writer Mat Johnson, author of Loving Day, Incognegro, and more). Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Local writers Cary Joy Miller, Keegan Lester, and Brandon Jordan Brown read from their latest work. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 7 p.m,., free.

Cathy Camper reads from her latest graphic novel, Lowriders Blast From the Past (#3). Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 10/8: Rebecca Traister reads from her latest book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/9: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fox Butterfield reads from his new book, In My Father’s House: A New View of How Crime Runs in the Family. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/10: The Whitenoise Project presents Annika Hansteen-Izora, Tanya Dickinson, Rachel Springer, and Ashley Toliver for their latest reading. Midland Library, 6 p.m., free.


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Olivia Olivia comes from the same place all sad things come from—the sea. Her writing has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, The Establishment, Ex-Berliner, and the Portland Mercury, among other places. Her speculative memoir set in the afterlife, No One Remembered Your Name But I Wrote It Down, is available through Impossible Wings Press. Prepare yourselves. You can follow her work at, on Facebook, and on Twitter. More from this author →